Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Cynopsis: Kids!
03.07.13

Good morning. It’s Thursday, March 7, 2013, and this is your first early morning briefing.

Today’s Top Headlines

Amazon Studios is moving full-speed ahead with original kids program development. The studio yesterday greenlighted a sixth test pilot, Sara Solves It, co-developed by public TV’s WGBH Boston and Out of the Blue Enterprises and created by Emmy winner Carol Greenwald (Curious George) and Angela C. Santomero (Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood). Each mystery is an interactive, math-based puzzle that the home viewer can solve along with the characters. The completed pilot will be posted on Prime Instant Video and Amazon Instant Video for customers to watch for free. Their feedback will help determine which of the pilots will go to series.

!magination Awards Call for Entries: Friday is the deadline to submit your entries for Cynopsis Kids’ !magination Awards. We have the most imaginative people, programming and marketing initiatives in the entertainment business. CynKids wants to celebrate your creativity. Enter here – http://www.cynopsis.com/events/kids-awards..

Programming Picks

PBS Kids will host the broadcast premiere of Sid the Science Kid: The Movie on March 25. The movie, a series spinoff and co-production of The Jim Henson Co. and Chinese partners Nine Eyes Stone Pictures and Shanghai Animation Film Studios Group, is also headed to DVD and the iTunes store via NCircle Entertainment.

Disney Channel is enlisting a little help from its friends the Muppets to usher in the fourth season of Good Luck Charlie. The April 28 season premiere will feature Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear and Animal performing an original song.

Digital Update

Definitely not in Kansas anymore… Random House Children’s Books is releasing two ebook adaptations of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: The $9.99 Read & Listen edition includes narration; the $6.99 Picture Book edition is without narration. Additionally, digi producer Smashing Ideas created the Oz for the iPad app, now available.

Cupcake Digital is celebrating the 30th anniversary of Jim Henson’s Fraggle Rock by rolling out new interactive mobile appisodes based on cherished episodes from the animated series including “No Fraggle is an Island” and “Mokey’s Flood of Creativity.” The apps are slated for release later in 2013 on iTunes, Amazon, Google Play and Barnes & Noble for the iOS, Android, Nook and Kindle Fire platforms.

Move over Psy and Gangnam Style. Sesame Street has hit 1 billion YouTube views this week. Congratulations to Big Bird and friends!


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Licensing News

Team XYZ (Extreme Youth Zone) named Lawless Entertainment worldwide rep for television production and distribution, publishing, licensing and merchandising. Team XYZ is a half-hour animated series that follows five teenage extreme sports athletes recruited for a top-secret mission to save the Earth.

By the Numbers

Top 10 Basic Cable Ratings for the week of Feb. 24-March 3, 2013

Tweens 9-14 Total Programming Day
Network          Rating           (000s)
DSNY               2.5                  499 
NICK                1.5                  309 
TOON               1.1                  226
ADSM               0.9                  178
NAN                 0.7                  153
DXD                 0.7                  130
FAM                 0.4                    75
MTV                 0.3                    51
NKTN               0.3                    45
A&E                 0.2                    42

Tweens 9-14 Prime (Monday-Sunday 8-11 p.m.)
Network       Rating        (000s)
DSNY             4.5              902
NAN               1.2              243
DXD               1.0              176 
ADSM             0.9              186
FAM                0.8              152
HIST               0.5              106 
USA                0.5              103
A&E                0.5                99
TRU                0.5                93
ESPN              0.4                83

Tweens 9-14 (Monday-Sunday 6 a.m.-11 p.m.)
Network      Rating    (000s)
DSNY            2.5          493
NICK             1.5          309
TOON            1.1          226 
DXD              0.8          141
FAM              0.4            78   
TNNK            0.3            45
NKTN            0.3            42  
MTV              0.2            49
HIST             0.2            43
FX                0.2            43

Source: Disney from Nielsen Media Research National MIT, ranked on coverage ratings
Viewing Type: Live +7 Blended with Live +SD from 02/18/13 to date

Executive Moves

BoomWriter Media, an education technology company focused on collaborative storytelling and book publishing, appointed Tara Greco as VP of marketing. Greco will lead strategic partnerships, marketing campaigns, and key multimedia initiatives for the company.


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(March 8)

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Answer to Yesterday’s Trivia Question:
Which iconic cartoon character was so popular he received a staggering 800,000 fan letters in 1933? Mickey Mouse. Kudos to: Sharaine Roberts-A+E Networks/NYC; Keith Manzella-Eastwest, MG/NY; Jane Pook/NYC; Jimmy Huynh-Toon Goggles, Inc/LA.     

Today’s Trivia Question: Which Japanese anime series that debuted in the U.S. in 1967 did MTV bring back for a stint in the early ’90s? (Email [email protected] with your answer and be sure to include your name, company, city and time zone.)

Cheers — Cathy
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